He began making jewelry at the age of 14, together with his parents. Now, a heap of awards can be added to his name, including Best of Division (All jewelry!) at Santa Fe Indian Market.
Exquisitely hand fabricated metal work, and high quality stones are his trademarks; both are obvious in this stunning pendant.
Perfect for traveling, or going from work to an evening out, this graceful oval is reversible, with two different looks.
One side is a handsome sunburst design in silver; the other features a magnificent natural turquoise.
Nestled in a shadowbox setting, a breathtaking, natural, Kingman spiderweb turquoise exudes serenity. The dense pattern of lacy matrix is the finest example of the coveted “spiderweb” look.
The precisely cut, toothed bezel coordinates with the small-scale pattern of the turquoise, and is echoed in the closely spaced, chiseled lines in the bail.
Mirror-smooth and lusciously rounded, the gleaming, plain edge of the pendant is a voluptuous contrast.
On the other side, the glittering silver is uninterrupted. Amazingly regular lines are chiseled in a sunburst, radiating out from a center diamond shape.
The edge of this central design is textured, an almost subliminal detail that nevertheless adds to the overall beauty of the design.
Here, again, the chiseled lines in the bail contributes to the harmony of the design.
The silver work is meticulous and flawless, and the stone is remarkable.
However, the whole piece takes its special beauty from one brilliant, artistic decision: to place the pendant on the horizontal.
This gives the graceful oval an entirely different, and unexpected look. It makes us notice the stone, and the silver design, in a way we probably wouldn’t if it were conventionally vertical.
Two different, but equally gorgeous, looks in one exceptional pendant. With accomplished skill, and stellar materials, this remarkable artist has created a pendant of uncommon refinement.
Wear it everywhere, every day; you enjoy it, and the compliments it deservedly attracts.